Brit Sojka

In the Canadian Arctic, new federal policies are challenging the ideals of integrated ocean management. Consolidated environmental regulatory authority and efforts to subdue and silence environmental research are also placing the Arctic’s ocean resource-dependent and subsistence-based indigenous communities at risk. Through the lens of Canadian ocean and coastal governance, this paper is an attempt to identify and address some of the emerging insecurities and tensions that exist between current federal resource management policies and their ultimate impact on both the people and environment of the Canadian Arctic.

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